Adames went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI Saturday against the Yankees.
Adames took a Sonny Gray offering out to the opposite field in the seventh inning for his second career home run. He has experienced mixed results in his first 52 at-bats at the major- league level, as he currently has a 41.1 percent strikeout rate but also has three multi-hit games.
Adames went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Yankees on Friday.
Adames generated only his second multi-hit game of the season and opened the scoring on the night for the Rays with his third-inning bloop single. The rookie has been designated as the everyday shortstop moving forward, which should give plenty of time to gain seasoning against big-league arms. Adames has hit safely in six of 10 games in June, but he's hitting just. 222 overall for the month.
Adames is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Adames will head to the bench for the first time since joining the Rays early last week, an eight-game stretch during which he hit just .214/.281/.250. Adeiny Hechavarria will start at shortstop in this one, hitting ninth.
Adames will start at second base and bat fifth Sunday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
For the first time in his 10 appearances this season, Adames will share the middle infield with Adeiny Hechavarria, the man the rookie replaced as the Rays' everyday shortstop. According to Topkin, manager Kevin Cash said that Adames will return to shortstop Monday against the Astros, so it appears Hechavarria's entry into the lineup Sunday was strictly intended to keep the veteran fresh. Don't expect Adames to see much further action at second base going forward, thereby hurting his chances of gaining eligibility at the position in most formats.
Adames went 1-for-2 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and a sacrifice fly and also walked once in a win over the Blue Jays on Monday.
The rookie wasted no time making an impact in his return to the big leagues, getting the Rays to within a run with a timely third-inning single that plated Jake Bauers and then closing out the scoring on the night with his seventh-inning sacrifice fly. Adames' current stay with the big-league club figures to last through Daniel Robertson's DL stint at minimum, and he could conceivably carve out a long-term roster spot with an impressive enough performance.
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|vs German (Career)||3||1||0||.333||.333||.333|
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|2014||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||98||353||40||95||14||12||6||50||39||96||3||6||.346||.428||.269|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||106||396||51||102||24||6||4||46||54||123||10||1||.342||.379||.258|